eGourmery – the revolution in retail
The brick-and-mortar stores in the cities are under pressure because online sales are booming. eGourmery provides local stores and markets with a whole new outlook – while customers get an innovative shopping experience and added quality of life. That’s why: eGourmery’s platform connects retail stores, customers and a delivery network in a profound and unprecedented way.
At eGourmery, customers find their favorite stores, compare prices, shop for groceries and other daily needs. Shoppers or the B2B clients themselves (stores) put together all orders and let customers confirm the shopping list via the app. The customers then choose a time window for the delivery – and they get their products within max. 1,5 hours.
eGourmery uses innovative machine learning technologies that handles constantly updated amounts of data (Big Data) to determine nearly optimal delivery routes for the fulfillment of every order.
Our platform is connected to the product data bases and cash register systems of all their retail partners. Customers thereby are able to get the most recent product availability status. The app further provides a direct communication channel for customers, shoppers and stores.
Algorithms which permanently process data like product availability, traffic conditions, weather conditions etc. identify the optimum selection of shoppers and routes. That’s how eGourmery becomes a part of our Smart Cities and the Internet of Things of the future.
Advantages for the customers: save time when shopping, benefit from regional price comparison features, the display of product availabilities at their local retailers, and from clearly defined, short delivery times.
Advantages for the retailers: more sales due to shorter delivery and return times (90 min instead of 2-4 days), additional markets and marketing channels.
Advantages for the Manufacturers: product presentation on the platform, direct saled via retailer stores
Clearly defined, very short delivery and return times are way ahead of the usual benchmarks of online retail.
The logistics necessary for this kind of business is a complex task which the eGourmery team solves using machine learning technology and applying Big Data solutions. It is all about the efficient fulfillment of orders and the planning of optimal routes in consideration of given time windows, while using delivery partners whose working hours and delivery vehicle types may vary.
Data science combined with machine learning enable the platform to forecast product availabilities as well as demand and shopper behavior. Additional tasks like gathering orders, assigning shoppers/deliverers or the adjustment of the number of personnel necessary are handled optimally. Thereby it’s possible to forecast the time required to fulfill every order for every customer. Using this data, a „fulfillment engine“ determines which orders are assigned to a given shopper.